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The Cupboard

1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
+1 901-276-8015
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“corn pudding” (10 reviews)
“turnip greens” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I️ have heard a lot about this place. I’m pleased to say I️ was able to experience them today. The portions are very large so come hungry. We all ordered a variety of foods and not a single person came up dissatisfied. The parking lot...More

Thank RAChampeau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No frills. Great food. Good prices. O my goodness, this is great. Food is well prepared. Plenty of comfort food. You can tell by the crowds of locals, this place is good!

Thank Asiadream
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve eaten at 4 of the “best” BBQ places and the Arcade and our best meal was HERE. OMG the chicken and dressing, corn pudding, turnips, eggplant casserole, cornbread and green bean casserole were amazing!!!!!!!! Nice server and delicious hot food.

Thank jenlaw30
Reviewed 30 November 2017

For those who like traditional Southern fare, the Cupboard never disappoints. Recently the Cupboard served as a meeting place with out-of-town relatives passing through, and we enjoyed food and fellowship together. Gracing the walls are portraits and photos of celebrities and others who have dined...More

Thank CarolynE46
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This place is all about the food. We ordered take out and ate it at home which was the right call. The atmosphere is diner-like and we wanted to drink wine. The wall was covered in photos of notable visitors which was fun. The food...More

Thank Hadley973
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough for you but unfortunately the food was average. I ordered a chicken salad sandwich and fries and I had a large bone and the leg knuckle, both of which I bit into and stared chewing. It made...More

Thank memphis4lmw
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This place never fails me. It was very busy and the wait was a little long on a Saturday, but it was worth it. From the cornbread to the cabbage and beans. The grilled fish beets and orange drink. I got lost in its goodness....More

Thank michelle o
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We found this restaurant, while looking for another address. Was a great place to have found, the food was very good. They have the best eggplant casserole I have ever tasted. My husband had chicken tenders that were huge and very good. I had grilled...More

Thank Marjorie J
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I ate lunch at the Cupboard today alone-- still pretty crowded at 1:15. I ordered the Meat- with 3 vegetables. Excellent food, excellent service-- also bought some home grown tomatoes and peaches on the way out!!! Great Place for lunch.

Thank rjblackjack
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

By far the best food that we ate, while in Memphis. We found this restaurant our last night, it was so amazing, we came back for breakfast the next day before going home. There was such a huge selection of country favorites...Our server heard that...More

Thank loisthomas23
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Central Gardens Area Association
  • Neighbourhood: Central Gardens Area Association
  • Phone Number: +1 901-276-8015
  • E-mail
The Cupboard Restaurant has been serving up the freshest veggies in town since 1943. We serve breakfast all day, lunch and dinner, and offer a variety of catering options for groups both large and small. The Cupboard is also known for preparing fresh vegan and vegetarian dishes, as we do not use meat products in any of our veggies and many options are egg and cheese-free as well. The Cupboard prides itself on the fact that we have a number of customers who dine with us every single day.
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